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GAME REVIEW – The Minims – A New Beginning (iOS)

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Minims – A New Beginning for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a point-and-click (point-and-touch?) adventure game created by beyondthosehills studio, a self-described ‘tiny indie development team based in Greece’. The work of a single developer, Andreas Diktyopoulos, an early version of the game appeared in 2013 as a benchmark test. The Minims – A New Beginning is an almost complete reboot with improved story, length, puzzles, graphics and sound. Players take control of Mii, a Minim who must embark on a journey of self-discovery to find his missing life partner, Mo.

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GAME REVIEW – Gemini Rue (iPhone)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Gemini Rue is an award-winning science fiction adventure game created by independent developer Joshua Nuernberger. Originally released for PC in 2011, the game has now been ported by Wadjet Eye Games to iOS devices. Players take control of Azriel Odin, an ex-assassin with a dark past, and Delta-Six aka Charlie, a memory-wiped prisoner trapped within a secret facility deep in space.

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GAME REVIEW – The Journey Down: Chapter One (iPhone)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed The Journey Down: Chapter One – HD (PC) in 2012, describing it as “one of the most essential adventure gaming experiences of the past few years.” Players take control of Bwana, a gas-station owner in a stylised world where everyone has a face like an African mask, as he tries to uncover a sinister plot involving the Armando Power Company and his long-missing father. A port of The Journey Down: Chapter One was recently released on the Apple App Store, offering players the chance to play this fantastic indie point-and-click adventure game on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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GAME REVIEW – The Last Express (iPhone)

By Marty Mulrooney

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icon_TLEThe Last Express in an award-winning adventure game designed by Jordan Mechner, who is best known as the creator of the Prince of Persia franchise. Originally released on PC in 1997, the game is now being made available on iOS devices for the very first time thanks to DotEmu, a Paris-based developer and publisher that specialises in modern releases of retro titles. In The Last Express, the player takes control of American doctor and fugitive from the law Robert Cath, who boards the Orient Express after receiving an urgent telegram from his best friend Tyler Whitney. When he finds Tyler dead in his compartment, Cath finds himself embroiled in a plot equal parts conspiracy, politics, romance and murder.

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GAME REVIEW – Texting Of The Bread (iPhone)

By Duncan Voice

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Many of you will remember Typing of the Dead, a cult Dreamcast game that had you shooting zombies not with a large plastic peripheral, but with good grammar. Each correct word typed downed a zombie in a shower of blood and perfect English. Texting of the Bread is the debut game from Screwattack.com, and doesn’t so much borrow the same formula as basically shrink it down to fit on your iPhone.

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GAME REVIEW – Hector: Badge of Carnage, Episode 1 (iPhone)

By Stewie Sutherland

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Games for the iPhone and iPod Touch are things I usually stay away from (with the exception of maybe Solitaire) but there’s no denying that they’re starting to take off. A game I recently found late one night turned out to be a real gem to play – it had a dirty sense of humour but was too much fun to put down, even at four a.m. That game is Episode 1 of a planned series: Hector: Badge of Carnage.

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GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, The Director’s Cut (iPhone)

By Duncan Voice

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It’s been great seeing a resurgence of the old style adventure games recently. I’m admittedly pretty terrible at them, and fairly resentful of anything that makes me think of something more complex than what to have for dinner, but as a gamer it was great to see the much loved point and click adventure genre make such a comeback last year.

I’ve got very fond memories of struggling through Discworld Noir, whilst The Feeble Files remains near the top of my satisfying completion list. And now, for the bargain price of £2.99 on iTunes (and by this I mean buy it, you loon) you get to enjoy one of the most loved adventure games ever released…

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